JoAnna VanVleet, D.O., is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, subsequently graduating with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. VanVleet graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. VanVleet completed her four year psychiatric internship and residency training through Henry Ford Behavioral Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She completed a year-long fellowship with subsequent certification in Electroconvulsive Therapy. Dr. VanVleet is the Medical Director for Waters Edge Recovery Center in Stuart, Florida as well Florida Psychiatry Associates, an outpatient private practice in St. Lucie West, Florida serving the entire East Coast of Florida as well as Central Florida. Dr. VanVleet is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and serves on several committees on behalf of the Florida Psychiatric Society. She is also a member of The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. VanVleet is married and resides in the St. Lucie West area. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, traveling, exercising, and other activities with family and friends.
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- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
At Waters Edge Recovery, each guest is treated as an individual, with a customized treatment plan designed around the current needs and recovery lifestyle that each guest has chosen. There is a strong focus toward the future and in finding a genuine, personal purpose for their lives. Emphasis is placed on respect and compassion towards self and others and on the innate strengths and aspirations each of our guests possess and can be helped to be guided by.
Waters Edge Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- First Responder Program
Our exclusive program that serves First Responders, acknowledging their unique needs and preferences, with a sensitive focus on trauma and the need to return quite quickly to their personal and professional lives.
- Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Dr. Joanna VanVleet - Medical Director
Iesha Richards - Clinical Director
Iesha is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a certified Masters Addiction Counselor. She is a United States Veteran whose passion for treating those struggling with addiction grew as she witnessed fellow service members as they lost those things that they most valued in their lives as a result of their struggles. She also spent years overseas as a civilian assisting military members and families whose struggles were negatively impacting their overall wellbeing. Iesha’s expertise is used to assist individuals with becoming aware of their thinking-patterns, how these patterns affect their lives, and promote change, where change is best for a healthier life.
How Our Helpline Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.
Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither Recovery.org nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.
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